I have a very busy day in the dye studio ahead. There are lots of stars and gradients to dye. There's no sewing or quilting ont he agenda today but that's OK because I love a day in the dye studio more than just about anything else!
While I'm downstairs lets check in on the nest boxes. Unfortunately I have some bad news. Something got the Bluebird nest. It's probably a raccoon or opossum. It chewed the opening larger and destroyed the nest. That's one box that will need to be replaced next year!
Box 1 is CRAMMED full of birds! The Tree Swallows are growing like crazy and will likely fledge soon. It will not be too soon because their box is coming apart! Can you see that opening on the right side in the back? The side wall is separating from the back. It's still pretty sturdily attached to the base so we think it will be fine but this is another box that will need to be replaced next year.
This is box 3 and if you look closely under the female you can see the butt end of a newly hatched chick. These will be fully hatched in the next day.
Let's hope the critters stay away from these 2 boxes.